The Spanish Inquisition|
|Certificates: International Relations|
Few institutions are as notorious as the Spanish Inquisition. Reviled in literature (most famously by Dostoevsky in his The Brothers Karamazov) and lampooned in popular culture (by Monty Python, among others), the Spanish Inquisition is often considered synonymous with religious fanaticism and ecclesiastical power run amok. This course examines the history and legacy of the Spanish Inquisition, both in Spain and in the Spanish colonies of the New World. Topics will include forced conversions, the roles of "race" and gender in Inquisitorial proceedings, and the policing of sexual deviance.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Homza, Lu Ann, ed. THE SPANISH INQUISITION, 1478-1614: AN ANTHOLOGY OF SOURCES (2006)
Chuchiak, John F., ed. THE INQUISITION IN NEW SPAIN, 1536-1820 (2012)
Starr-LeBeau, Gretchen. IN THE SHADOW OF THE VIRGIN: INQUISITORS, FRIARS AND CONVERSOS IN GUADALUPE SPAIN (2008).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This class will be graded on a pass/no pass basis and students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade of C+ (78.5) in order to pass the course. Students will receive letter grades on all assignments and, while invited to office hours at any time, will also be required to meet with the instructor once around mid-term to discuss progress in the course. In lieu of a final grade, students will receive written comments available also to her/his adviser; the instructor hopes the comments will serve as the basis for a conversation about intellectual growth and curiosity, objectives, and skills and their assessment.
|Instructor(s): Garcia,Samuel J Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: WYL110; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|
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